Machor Kalia

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500 g - hilsa or rohu
  • 1 small - cauliflower, broken into flowerets
  • 150 g - shelled green peas
  • 100 g - peeled small potatoes
  • 2 - big onions
  • 1 inch piece - ginger
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 4 flakes - garlic
  • 1 big cup - beaten curds
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp - cardamom powder
  • a few springs of coriander leaves
  • salt and chilli powder to taste

How to Make Machor Kalia

  • Clean, wash and cut the fish into slices, fry to a nice almond colour in mustard oil and set aside.
  • Grind onions, garlic and ginger to a paste.
  • Heat 4 tbsps. mustard oil and fry the onion paste till oil floats to the top.
  • Add all the vegetables and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Put in the curd, all the spices and salt and cook till the curd turn dry.
  • Cover with hot water and cook till the vegetables are almost done.
  • Put in the fish and continue cooking till both the vegetables and the fish are done.
  • Serve decorated with coriander leaves.